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Master of Science in Public Health

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Exam BodyMAHSA University
Course Duration1.5 years
Part Time/Full TimeOnline
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

MAHSA’s Master of Science in Public Health provides the necessary knowledge and competencies to protect, improve and maintain the health of individuals and communities and prepares students for gainful employment in diverse health settings both in the public and private health sectors.

During the 1-&-½-year programme consisting of three long semesters and a short one, students will be trained in the fields of epidemiology, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, health systems management, biostatistics, research methodology, health promotion, occupational health, environmental health, health-risk assessment, population health, public health policy and leadership. The training is conducted through didactic lectures, tutorials, case studies, seminars, workshops, field visits and presentations by an expert team of academics with many years of real-world public health experience both locally and internationally. Our primary goal is for graduates to emerge as advanced critical thinkers and analysts, ready and able to challenge and push boundaries in a wide range of public health contexts.

Graduates of MAHSA University’s Master of Science in Public Health will have acquired the various proficiencies and aptitudes to function effectively and efficiently in a diversity of environments as leaders in public health. They will have the capacity to diagnose community health problems, manage and reduce health disparities and implement solutions to enhance human health. They will also be equipped with advanced research capacities to do independent research to inform their evidence-based public health practices.

  • Year 1, Semester 1 (Y1S1)
    • Essential Public Health Concepts (MPH 7114)
    • Epidemiology & Medical Statistics (MPH 7124)
    • Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases (MPH 7134)
    • Population Health (MPH 7142)
  • Year 1, Semester 2 (Y1S2)
    • Occupational & Environmental Health (MPH 7152)
    • Health Systems Management (MPH 7164)
    • Essential Issues in Health Policy (MPH 7174)
    • Health Economics & Financing (MPH 7184)
  • Year 1, Semester 3 (Y1S3)
    • Research Methodology (MPH 7194)
  • Year 2, Semester 1 (Y2S1)
    • Dissertation (MPH 7218)
Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent accepted by the University’s Senate; or CGPA less than 2.50 can be accepted with minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field.


English Proficiency (International Candidates): IELTS (6.0)/ TOEFL (550) if 1st degree is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction or Pass in an English Proficiency test approved by the University.

Career Prospects

Graduates can seek employment in diverse environments to work as Epidemiologists, Researchers, Public Health Managers, Health Insurance Executives, and Wellness Executives in public and private enterprises. Some of the graduates of this programme are already pursuing PhDs in local and international universities. Local and international NGO’s advocating social and health issues are always on the lookout for such well-trained public health graduates.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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